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Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE) Program Development and Management Manual

This Manual draws from previously developed resources created by the NHMRC as well as incorporating tools and strategies suggested by those working in the MRE field.  The NHMRC was designed as a clearinghouse to advance the field of MRE.  Funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Office […]

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Piloting a Community Approach to Healthy Marriage Initiatives in Five Sites: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lexington, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Denver, Colorado

In 2002, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) instituted the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) evaluation to document operational lessons and assess the effectiveness of community-based approaches to support healthy relationships and marriages and child well-being. A component of the CHMI study involves implementation research on demonstrations approved by the Office of Child Support […]

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The Court System and Relationship Education: What’s the Connection?

In the United States there were 2.1 million incoming juvenile court cases (including truancy, dependency/neglect, and drug offenses) and an estimated 5.7 million incoming domestic court cases (marital dissolution, paternity, custody, support visitation, adoption and restraining orders) in 2008. Learning new skills may help the individuals involved in these cases to function better in society […]

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09 Jan
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A Win-Win Partnership: MRE and Cooperative Extension

Every university engages in research and teaching, but each state also has at least one university specifically charged with the mission to “reach out” to its citizens. Through the Morrill Act of 1862, states were granted federally owned land to develop a university with a federal government-mandated outreach responsibility. These “land-grant” universities were directed by […]

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A Win-Win Partnership: MRE and Employee Assistance Programs

Employers are interested in a healthy, vibrant workforce that will ultimately enable their company to be successful and profitable. As a result, many larger companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that provide assessment, support, and referrals as needed to aid their employees. EAPs can address work-related productivity issues including healthy intimate partner relationships.

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09 Jan
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Connecting the Dots: MRE and Workforce Development

Stable employment and job opportunities are important to the well-being of families. In this recession, unemployment rates are the highest they have been in two generations. Many families are struggling with economic stability. Marriage and relationship education (MRE) providers should: 1) be prepared to help clients navigate the workforce system as un/underemployment can place stress […]

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09 Jan
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Promoting Safety Resource Packet – Building Effective Partnerships with Domestic Violence Programs

There are many positive reasons for healthy marriage and relationship (HMR) projects and domestic violence programs to work together cooperatively. The directive from federal and state funders for healthy marriage grantees to consult with domestic violence experts is often what initially prompts HMR practitioners to involve domestic violence advocates in program design and implementation. While […]

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